Question about Exercise & Fitness

1 Answer

Life gear exercise bike

My life gear advantage spin bike needs adjustment or repair parts since on the downward stroke of the peddles the arms seem to catch at the bottom of the stroke. I can't find a repair manual to see if I need the flywheel center bearing and "drawn cup roller" or if the problem is in the crank bearings or simply a tension adjustment on the grooved belt. Thanks. Jim

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 3 Answers

This bike looks to be of the Lemond Revmaster series.

first, dial the resistance knob back until the leather break pad is no longer touching the flywheel. Get down on the floor and postion yourself between the flywheel and pedal cranks. Slowly turn the cranks arms and listen and feel for a roughness in the bike.

This has bike has bearings and a belt. It should not make any noise.

Now with the right pedal at a 2:00 position tighten the resistance knob down all the way so the flywheel will not turn. Then get on and push very hard on the right pedal. If the belt is loose, the pedal will move. Austin Fitness Rentals Rent Commercial grade Fitness Equipment in... ">

Posted on May 26, 2014

Testimonial: "There is a slight bearing noise but I have replaced both outer bearings in the fly wheel. Your solution has definitely eliminated the majority of the problem. I feel the belt is not original since the set screw which increases tension is not long enough to apply the tension needed to stop the petal. I put a longer one in and it seems to allow me to stop the belt slippage."

3 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 11 Answers

SOURCE: F 530 bearings

buy another it is expensive to replace everithing and time wasting

Posted on Aug 07, 2012

  • 54 Answers

SOURCE: Will using an exercise bike help to define my arm muscles?

No because your arms are stationary on the handle bars thewhole time.

Posted on Jul 09, 2012

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I need a new power cord for my Advantage 400 series Ellipitical. Where can I purchase one.

Linda, Contact an electrician or maybe a computer repair shop and have cord repaired. Check the attached links for elliptical replacement parts., Good luck
"I hope this helped you out, if so let me know by pressing the helpful button. Check out some of my other posts if you need more tips and info."
Parts for use with Gold Gym Equipment
Replacement Parts for Fitness Exercise Equipment at SPORTSMITH

Aug 04, 2016 | Exercise & Fitness

2 Answers

Need replacement pedals for my resistant exercise bike

Rob, try any sporting goods that carry bicycles or bicycle repair shop for replacement pedals or order online.Check the attached links for replacement pedals. Good luck
"I hope this helped you out, if so let me know by pressing the helpful button. Check out some of my other posts if you need more tips and info."
VP Exercise Bike Replacement Pedals 1 2 Stationary Bicycle Pedal Set with...

Parts for Life Fitness Bikes Pedals Battery Pedal Straps SPORTSMITH net

Exercise Bike Pedals eBay

Apr 12, 2016 | Cycling

1 Answer

I think I may be in the wrong place!

whilst pedaling, at the top of the pedal stroke, the knee should be positioned behind the axle of the pedal. This is so that as the pedal descends, the knee is not exerting damaging forces on the ligaments/joint. Force application should lead the pedal to go downwards without going hehind the position of the knee. This can lead to tendonitis should it happen for extended periods.
The position on many exercise cycles is wrong from what I have seen. I use a road/racing bike on rollers and that is how it is set up
I used to ride in a bad position and it did me a bad turn

To get max power the leg should be nearly....but not totally extended at the bottom of the pedal stroke.

Get a comfortable saddle, it really helps to be comfortable


Jul 20, 2015 | Exercise & Fitness

1 Answer

How do I remove the pedals on a 8500 life fitness recumbent bike

Replacement Parts for Fitness Exercise Equipment at SPORTSMITH

Using a wrench, you remove the left pedal as you would loosen a normal, left hand threaded bolt. The right side is a reverse thread and would need to be loosened in the opposite direction.

Feb 20, 2013 | Life Fitness Nut Lock, Cranknut, Lifecycle...

1 Answer

What is a mini exercise bike?

A miniexercise bike is a bike with pedals and resistance parts only. It has no handlebarsor seat. You can use it while you sit on a regular chair and you can move thepedals with your hands for arm exercise.

Jul 30, 2012 | Exercise & Fitness

4 Answers

I av a 140cc pit bike and when the engine is off the gears work, when the engine is running i can get 1st but then av to force it into 2nd and 3rd any advice plz

when you put a bike into gear the chain tightens sounds like it is to tight move the back wheel closer to the swing arm about an inch that should do it

hope this helps


Jul 10, 2011 | Pit Bike 125cc 4 Stroke Dirt Bike

1 Answer

Hi just rebuilt my gear box on my 2004 yz85 and i cant get the cluch to engage the rod push dont seem to do anything and the actuator arm just spins round what do u think it is

Hi, Brianogden17 for this scenario you will need your service/owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Yamaha, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
YZ125 Part 11 2 Stroke Installing Clutch and Repairing Clutch Basket
Basics to Motorcycle Clutch Adjustment
YAMAHA YZ85 LC Owner Service Manual
OEM parts for Yamaha
Yamaha YZ85G Owner Manual

Sep 14, 2010 | 2004 Yamaha YZ 85

1 Answer

The tension adjustment does not get difficult enough

If you are refering to a regular bicycle this means the derailer is not making the chain jump from gear to gear. You probably need a new shifter cable or the shifter cable came unhooked from the derailer. I would take your bike to a bike shop to have this reconnected and then they will adjust it for you.

If you are refering to an exercise bike then here may be your solution. From what I have seen on exercise bikes there are three different kind of bikes. I am refering to how there resistance works.

First type has a strap that wraps around the wheel. There is a some kind of a nut and a bolt that holds that strap around the wheel. You simply need to tighten that nut. The strap will stretch over time and that is why you do not have the same resisteace you had when the bike was new. Afer you tighten this you will find that regular tensioner works better.

The Second type of exercise bike has what appears to be brake pads contacting the wheel. Basically your peddaling the bike with the brakes on. Pretty simple concept. Again there should be some sort of adjustment around this pad that is touching the wheel. Probably a screw or a bolt. Some even have adjusters that you can turn with your fingers.

The new and improved exercise bikes have what is called magnetic resistance. This is where your resitance is created by a magnet and some sort of power source such as batteries or your bike being plugged into a wall outlet. If you are using batteries replace them. I found that with my elyptical exerciser new batteries made a world of difference in the resistance settings. If changing the batteries doesn't help then there may be another problem. This could be the computer. Just check your user manual and I am sure you can get it replaced.

Mar 14, 2009 | Cycling

Not finding what you are looking for?
Exercise & Fitness Logo

Related Topics:

208 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Exercise & Fitness Experts

Electro Med Services...
Electro Med Services...

Level 3 Expert

6694 Answers

Sportsmith LLC
Sportsmith LLC

Level 3 Expert

914 Answers

Tom Chichester

Level 3 Expert

34193 Answers

Are you an Exercise and Fitnes Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides